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Calixthe BeyalaPerformances of Migration$
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Nicki Hitchcott

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9781846310287

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846312724

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Introduction: A Postcolonial Phenomenon

Introduction: A Postcolonial Phenomenon

(p.1) Introduction: A Postcolonial Phenomenon
Calixthe Beyala
Liverpool University Press

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about French African author Calixthe Beyala and her works. This volume examines her problematic status in France where her attempts to be taken seriously as a writer have been consistently undermined by the media's campaign to expose her as a fraud and investigates how she consciously performs her own marginality in a strategic attempt to reappropriate exoticism for her own ends. It also analyzes the ways in which experiences of migration manifest themselves in her writing on the levels of both content and form.

Keywords:   Calixthe Beyala, French African author, France, fraud, marginality, migration

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